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How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

In Missouri you have five years to file a lawsuit on a personal injury case. If filing a claim against a governmental entity, this period is significantly shorter. Claims against the government must be made within 90 days.


The time to bring a claim changes if you are a minor at the time of the accident. The statute of limitations is extended until 5 years after you reach the age of 18. This allows minors a great deal of time to bring claims.


This is general advice on the statute of limitations. To ensure that you bring your claim correctly, please contact me or another licensed attorney to go over the specifics of your case.


If you fail to bring a lawsuit in a timely manner you may end up being barred from brining your claim entirely.



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Talk to a licensed attorney to make sure you bring your claim on time. Failure to do so could result in your case being dismissed!

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